We often highlight the astoundingly bad emails dudes can spit out. But obviously not all guys are bad email apples; some, in fact, know how to put the internet to very good use. Like the fellow who asked Jezebel to deliver a special message to his girlfriend.
When we first met, I was taken by your personality and smile — a smile that I still never get tired of seeing. I was nervous talking to you because I thought you would see how dull and boring I was. You're a student of history, a vegetarian, and environmentally conscious. I'm an engineer, eat meat (often times in excess), and drive a gas guzzling-car. Yet somehow I convinced you that I was worth being with, and that's made me the luckiest person alive.
Within a week of our dating, I took a weeklong trip — but you were right there, talking to me for hours on the phone. In the months that followed, I fell in love with your independence, your kindness, even your vulnerabilities. You are considerate and understanding, and while I could continue to make a laundry list of adjectives to describe you, I'll save you the read. What's most important is that the time we've spent together has been the most meaningful of my life.
We have our disagreements and arguments, but we've never lost our mutual respect and trust in each other. You make me want to be a better person, and you have the patience to help me grow. You see my flaws, but rather than scold me or run away, you embrace it all.
For all these reasons — and many more — I love you more than you'll ever know.
With you, I want a family. With you I want to build a home. I don't know where it will be, but it honestly doesn't matter. Home is wherever I'm with you.
We've had a lot of challenges lately: your visa, and jumping through the necessary hoops to renew it. We've made those plans, but I know you've been unhappy about having to compromise your ideas of celebrating the beginning of our lives together. And I know you're sensitive about my not having formally asked you, so:
Dorothée, will you marry me?
Good news — Dorothée has responded in the comments. Ah! Emoticons!